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National Guideline Towards the Establishment of Coastal Management Lines

National Guideline Towards the Establishment of Coastal Management Lines

 


This document is aimed at providing guidance to Lead Agencies of Coastal Provinces. The guide will be useful to the following officials: coastal managers, policy makers, planners, engineers, researchers, spatial information practitioners, developers and those involved in the decision making process.

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Avian influenza outbreak on Seabirds

Avian influenza outbreak on Seabirds

 

The DEA, together with all relevant management authorities, is managing seabird colonies and stringent biosecurity measures are being implemented at the various seabird rehabilitation centres, captive institutions and known breeding localities to address the spread of the H5N8 strain of the Avian Influenza.

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DEA Day - Twenty Years of Environmental Impact Assessments in South Africa

DEA Day - Twenty Years of Environmental Impact Assessments in South Africa

 


The DEA Day will focus on EIA’s in South Africa over the past twenty (20) years. The theme seeks to analyse the role, successes and failures of EIAs in South Africa through showcasing the implementation over the past two decades, in order to influence a new strategy for impact management moving forward in to the next 10 Years.

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Minister Edna Molewa clarifies the waste disposal of Listeria contaminated food

Minister Edna Molewa clarifies the waste disposal of Listeria contaminated food

 


The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, has assured South Africans that all foodstuffs contaminated with Listeria are safely disposed of. The Department of Environmental Affairs has moved to ensure that the measures to prevent any negative consequence of the disposal of these products are urgently put in place.

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TOPS permit & registration application process for carrying out restricted activities

TOPS permit & registration application process for carrying out restricted activities

 

 

Any person may, in terms of section 88(1) of the Biodiversity Act, apply for Threatened or Protected Species (TOPS) permit and register for carrying out of restricted activities in terms of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 2004 (No. 10 of 2004). 

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Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) for Cape Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra zebra) approved for implementation

Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) for Cape Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra zebra) approved for implementation

 


The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa has published the approved Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) for the Cape Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra zebra) for implementation in Government Gazette No 41498 (No. 214) on Friday, 16 March 2018.

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Invitation to submit proposals for CITES COP18

Invitation to submit proposals for CITES COP18

 

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has initiated the process to prepare for the 18th meeting of Conference of Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) (CITES CoP18), which will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 23 May to 3 June 2019.

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20 April 2018 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, has published an amendment to the Financial Provisioning Regulations for the prospecting, exploration, mining or production operations in Government Gazette No.41584 (Notice 452)  for implementation.


19 April 2018 - South Africa, an affiliate of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), will host the 38th session of the IAIA conference at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban from 16 to 19 May 2018.


16 April 2018 - South Africa, through the Department of Environmental Affairs, will host the fourth BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and the BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) Environment Ministers meetings that will deliberate on various issues of common interest, from 17 to 18 and 19 to 20 May 2018 respectively in Durban.


13 April 2018 - South Africa, through the Department of Environmental Affairs, the United National Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Fund (GEF) on 12 and 13 April 2018 co-hosted a multi-stakeholder workshop to discuss implementation of a Global Access and Benefit Sharing project.


12 April 2018 - April is a significant period in our country because it is the month in which we celebrate Freedom Day. Freedom Day is a celebration of our triumph over apartheid and its injustice and tyranny that condemned our people to a life of extreme poverty, economic deprivation and land dispossession.